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Faisal
( 50 posts )

[14 Replies]
Aoa.
Normal procedure for floor construction on ground level is to fill 4 inch sand, 4 inch of broken-bricks/ghaira (stones used for road construction) , then about 2 inches of kacha and then tiles or marble.
My question is wether we can use pane(stone dust) instead of sand in the whole procedure. Reason is it is cheaper then sand (rait ). Thanks.

    1552 days ago In Gravel or Crush
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    HT
    (1115 posts)
    Pane is much much better than sand...
      1552 days ago 

      Faisal
      (50 posts)
      @HT, thanks for your reply.



      Can u further tell me how it is much better. And why sand /pane is used in the floors bedding . Thanks
        1551 days ago 

        Baber Rabban..
        (1628 posts)
        Are you sure that stone dust and pane is the same? I think stone dust is "Khaka" which is byproduct in stone crushing. Pane is probably pea gravel which has 5-10 mm size.
          1551 days ago 

          Faisal
          (50 posts)
          @BR MAlik . Yes dear you are right. I m talking about "khaka".
            1551 days ago 

            Baber Rabban..
            (1628 posts)
            Khaka has a compound named silica in it which acts as a glue and better binding agent. But Khaka should be fee from dust which is a bit difficult to find.
              1551 days ago 

              Faisal
              (50 posts)
              @BR MAlik , You r right bro, that availability of khaka , free of Dust is very difficult. Actually my intention to put khaka or sand first is to disconnect contact between earth/soil and floor, in order to control termite colonies.

              Plz keep in mind that plot in question has full raft (with steel bars)then soil .

              Will that khaka be appropriate to achieve my goal ?. Thanks
                1551 days ago 

                Baber Rabban..
                (1628 posts)
                Not sure. Have you done termite treatment before raft?
                  1551 days ago 

                  Faisal
                  (50 posts)
                  Yes
                    1551 days ago 

                    Baber Rabban..
                    (1628 posts)
                    As far as I know, it's enough. In any issue if one is not sure than better to follow customery practice and conventions. I would opt for normal practice.

                    But if someone knowledgeable can guide you than it would be great.

                    I hope you have used imported medicine for termites?
                      1551 days ago 

                      HT
                      (1115 posts)
                      Pane is small grains of crush which will settle down after few showers of water as the sand on the other hand will not settle down even after one year of watering. I have always used crushed bricks with pane which can cover the small holes than water for a day or 2 for everything to settle down than let it dry before using a solid vibrator.



                      Than your good to go.







                      Rest is your choice..
                        1551 days ago 

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